We’ve taken the best of classic roadside cuisine from the heart of the States, added a pinch of spice from South of the border, and brought it on home to Brighton.
We proudly serve California Brunch and Texas BBQ, freshly prepared with love and care from the finest local ingredients for your dining delight, day and night.
For bookings arriving before 20:00 we will respectfully require your table back within 2 hours. (for any special time requirements please call the restaurant directly).
For any weekday bookings for Breakfast or for group bookings larger than 8 people please contact the restaurant directly to book your table. 01273 323888
Food was lovely, really good portion sizes.
We did go a bit too early at 5pm. We were the only ones in there but when another party came in, the waiting staff sat them right next to us and it was very close, we couldn't actually get out from the table, and could hear their conversation. It would have been better to sit them away from us as there was plenty of spare tables.
We have visited a number of times and always enjoyed the food.
This time however it was no where near as good. We were disappointed with the bbq chicken and beef brisket on our platter.
The ribs were rather fatty, But flavour was good.
Pulled pork was yummy and chips were good!
Side order of chilli nachos were also good.
We did raise our issue with our waitress who apologised and gave us 10% off our bill.
We will be back, but not for a while.
8 of us went to Smokey’s, 7 of us had a great meal. But my wife had nachos with pulled pork and was ill afterwards.
A few of us had pulled pork so can only think the sour cream or guacamole was bad on them. Was a real shame and has put us off going back
I had beef brisket- excellent, but the fries were a bit greasy. We go to Smokey’s every time we go to Brighton, so was a little disappointed with that aspect, but will definitely go again!
The food at Smokey's was fantastic! Our group tried four or five different dishes, and everyone enjoyed their food. The portions are huge (by UK standards anyway!), and the service was friendly and quick! Could not fault it!
Love Smokey's always great. On this occasion a HUGE party of people came in part way through our meal and took over the service, the staff and the noise levels. Got way too noisy and couldn't hear ourselves at all on a table of 4. But always live the grub.
The ribs are to die for!! Thursday night all you can eat ribs is amazing value and well worth trying! Never disappointed by this place, from the platters to the unlimited wings on Tuesdays, for lunches and brunches too...
The food was amazing, and such great value. Make sure you bring your appetites when you go.
And Smokies ale is great, definitely in my top 10 beers.
Cant wait to go back and try other stuff from the menu.
Service averageish. Food only warm. No apology or concern when another customers ketchup exploded over ceiling, floor, and me.
Great place to eat. Plenty on your plate. Hidden below street level.
Quick and friendly service, HUGE meal and staff let us take away left overs! Comfortable restaurant with good atmosphere
Meal was good but not amazing. I love smokehouses but my brisket and ribs definitely weren’t properly smoked... no smoke ring and barely any smoke flavour. Tasted like it was just done in an oven. Disappointing
The food was outstanding, however I would suggest that if you are going to have a main meal, ignore the starter as the main is huge and I couldn't finish mine😥, great staff and good beer and all priced correctly (they even offered a doggie bag for what couldn't be eaten) . Would recommend to all!!
Really lovely staff and delicious food. Took my Dad for his Birthday and they surprised him with a cheesecake. Really nice touch. Thank you so much
Food portions are good, and the food taste nice. The staff are laid back, but I mean that in a good way, they just make chill and you can relax and in a nice environment, with some nice BBQ.
Been before and I'll go again.
fun and satisfying especially for my teenage son, he came away very full
Got the BB ribs, dirty fries, and onion rings.
Dirty fries: the whole platter had maybe a teaspoon of cheese curds, with a mayo-like sauce covering the spuds and thick chorizo cubes. Flavour of chorizo more than overpowers the rest of the ingredients. Fries cooked well, nice and crispy.
Ribs: Lacking in tenderness, with ends and top-meat tough like jerky. More than likely cooked too short at too high a temperature. Barbecue sauce is standard HP-Iike. Diluted brown sauce.
Onion rings: too much batter, ends up making the onion rings taste like crispy bread. Seasoning was good, balanced.
Food was good, but be aware that if you're sat outside you may get someone smoking on a neighbouring table, we were eating at the time and it was really inconsiderate of the people sat next to us, wouldn't be a slight on the restaurant had they not given them an ashtray in the first place!
Pleasant, attentive staff but the food was nothing to write home about. The garlic bread looked like it’d been bought at the local Tesco and the calamari was rubbery and hardly coated. The Smokey’s sharing platter was bland and certainly did not have the authentic bbq taste I was expecting. The best bit of the meal was the chips.
Great restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food. Kid friendly too which is great. My only criticism (not really a criticism) is the kids portions are huge so lots left over which was a shame. Recommended for a relaxed, food stuffing meal!
Great mac n cheese with added chorizo ! Our party had fajitas, burgers and a combo dish of ribs and pulled pork with a side of their dirty fries - all good !! Service was good too
Father day meal first time visiting food was ok would order different food next time good service nice restaurant
I recommended friends and family to come here before I'd even left the restaurant hahaha.
There was only 1 minor slip up with my main (no spicy mayo that should've come with the burger) but the waiter fixed that, no problem, super quick. He was super polite, friendly, not pushy to take our order. Wasn't too noisy either, even though there was a large group for a party! Defo coming back!
Huge portions of awesome food! The pulled pork is immense!
Just always amazing!
Really enjoyed our meal at Smokeys. Really friendly and helpful staff who were happy to move us outside as the weather was great. Excellent location; looking out to sea. Made the mistake of ordering a starter, which definitely wasn't needed considering the size of the full rack of ribs I / we had for main course. Would definitely go again.
Brighton is our favourite place to get a weekend away and we always head straight to Smokey’s for dinner as the service and food never fail to impress!
Really good service and food.
There was a very relaxed atmosphere, which allowed our family to chill and enjoy the food.
We were also allowed to bing our daughters birthday cake, light the candles and all the customers joined in signing 'Happy Birthday'... Nice touch!
Great place for ribs, brisket and chicken with good, attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. Very family friendly too.
Love this place, fantastic food and huge portions!! Also enjoyed a cocktail and a nice bottle of wine
Food was amazing and there was lot of it, portion sizes are massive! Great value for money😍 would definitely recommend this restaurant to my family and friends. Lovely and friendly staff. I will definitely be returning.
Smokey’s has good quality food that is reasonably priced and served in good time. Our waitress was very helpful. We will be returning
Love this place. Will definitely be back. Great service with happy, friendly, welcoming and attentive staff.
Really good food and proper sized portions. Would definitely go back when in Brighton.
We got a last minute lunch booking on a very busy day (we were in town for a conference). We had to seat ourselves as the staff were swamped but once we let them know it was great. Quick service, tasty food and really good value. We ordered mac and cheese, pulled pork sandwich and a hotdog and we were stuffed!
Where do I start? Nice welcome, friendly and helpful staff, nice decor (American rustic), easy to find and then....the food, OMG! The portions are huge and the quality of the food is amazing! All I would say is, make sure you are hungry!!!
Very good food and hospitality but we were seated closely to a loud group of dinners.
Can’t fault the staff and food though
Had a great time here, it wasn’t packed when we went so were able to relax and talk easily amongst our party. The service was good and the food amazing. I had the mac and cheese and it was the best I’d ever had. The platter looked stunning as did the salad. The portions were much more than adequate and I was able to take home what we had left over. All in all the evening was a great successful
I booked this blindly the day before we visited, as a group of friends were going to be visiting the I360 and wanted a restaurant close by. Smokey’s didn’t disappoint however we did have to laugh when my friend ordered a plain burger with lettuce, nothing else, and out came a burger bun with a huge amount of lettuce and no burger! Will definitely be back.
We visited Smokey’s on a horrible, wet, blustery Sunday evening so, not surprisingly, it was very quiet.
Staff were welcoming and friendly. Food arrived very quickly, good portion sizes - the beef brisket was absolutely amazing, we weren’t keen on the pulled pork but only because it had a very strong flavour - tomato/bbq and couldn’t taste the pork.
Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone wanting a good hearty meal.., the brisket is a must have!